Tag: Retro Revival

Retro Revival Blog Challenge: Things You Never Had But Always Wanted

Each week on Monday, I post a new topic here on Retro Ramblings.  The topics will be centered mostly around a retro theme to get your mind going back in time a little bit.  Anyone who is interested, and has a blog, website, YouTube channel, or social media account can contribute to the weekly topic, and respond by the following Sunday.  Once the article, blog post, video, or whatever is posted, the writer must leave a comment on the topic page along with a URL to his/her article.

If you are posting a response via social media, be sure to tag it with the hashtag, #RetroRevival (and you may also want to tag me on Twitter @yesterdayville, and @Mick Lee on Facebook) to ensure that I don’t miss it.

Every blog that contributes to the weekly topic should include links to some of the other contributing sites.  This is optional, but the more people who do this, the more traffic will be generated for all of us.  There is a distinct advantage to getting your post up earlier in the week, but don’t feel like you need to rush your post.

Last week, we had a small turnout due to it being the first week the Retro Revival Blog Challenge was up and running again, but the subject was “What is an old food or dining experience that you miss?”  If you missed it, you can check out the post from last week and read the submissions.

This Week’s Topic

We can all go on and on talking about all the cool toys and things we had when we were younger.  But, what we rarely hear about are the things you DIDN’T have.  That’s this week’s challenge:  WHAT WAS SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED AS A KID, BUT NEVER HAD?

Was it a toy?  A certain baseball card or comic book?  A certain bicycle?  It could have been anything, but the fact is you never were able to get your hands on it.  I believe this is a topic we can really sink our teeth into, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say on the subject.  My entry will go up on Wednesday this week.

Be sure to invite your friends and followers to participate, and we should all try to not only link to each others posts, but also comment, tweet their stories, and share on Facebook.  We can really help each other out some through the Blog Challenge.  Now, go forth, have fun, and tell us about what you always wanted, but never had!

Participants This Week:

Things I DIDN’T Have as a Kid – Retro Ramblings
Mr. Smith Wanted the Millieum Falcon – Mr. Smith’s Plastic Hideaway

 

Retro Revival Blog Challenge: Forgotten Food and Dining Experiences

Each week on Monday, I post a new topic here on Retro Ramblings.  The topics will be centered mostly around a retro theme to get your mind going back in time a little bit.  Anyone who is interested, and has a blog, website, YouTube channel, or social media account can contribute to the weekly topic, and respond by the following Sunday.  Once the article, blog post, video, or whatever is posted, the writer must leave a comment on the topic page along with a URL to his/her article.

If you are posting a response via social media, be sure to tag it with the hashtag, #RetroRevival (and you may also want to tag me on Twitter @yesterdayville) to ensure that I don’t miss it.

Every blog that contributes to the weekly topic should include links to some of the other contributing sites.  This is optional, but the more people who do this, the more traffic will be generated for all of us.  There is a distinct advantage to getting your post up earlier in the week, but don’t feel like you need to rush your post.

This Week’s Topic

This week, I thought it would be fun to go back in time and talk about some food item that you miss from years ago, or some fast food item that is no longer available, or even some kind of restaurant or dining experience that just isn’t the same anymore.  I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  Myself, I’ll be putting something up later this week about how Pizza Hut just isn’t like it used to be.

Be sure to keep checking back here as I’ll be adding links to all the entries to this post.

If you have any more questions about the Retro Revival Blog Challenge, check out our page here for more info.

Participants This Week:

2 Minute Toy Break looks back when you could smoke in restaurants
Mr. Smith’s Plastic Hideaway looks back at some of his favorite local restaurants, and expounds on his Dad’s homemade breakfast.